Jonathan Gruber is a professor of economics at MIT. He is the author of more than 100 scholarly articles and the widely used textbook Public Finance and Public Policy. Gruber advised the Romney administration on the Massachusetts healthcare reform of 2005 and the Obama administration on the Affordable Care Act of 2010. He has just published a comic book, Health Care Reform: What It Is, Why It’s Necessary, How It Works
Books by Jonathan Gruber
Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream
by Jonathan Gruber & Simon Johnson
Jump-Starting America is the ambitious new book written by two distinguished MIT economists, Jonathan Gruber and Simon Johnson. They examine why the US economy has stagnated over the past two decades, including in the innovation sector, because of the collapse in Cold War defense spending. They propose their nationwide plan to “jump-start” it again, creating more jobs and reducing inequality in the process.
As the full title — Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream — indicates, this book is a call to action for strategic investing in science and technology. This would amount to reversing the federal cuts undertaken in the 1980s, and if orchestrated in the right way, returning (or even exceeding) postwar levels of economic prosperity.
Jonathan Gruber spoke to Five Books about the best books on public policy.
Simon Johnson spoke to Five Books about the best books on why economic history matters.
Interviews with Jonathan Gruber
The best books on Public Finance, recommended by Jonathan Gruber
A key figure behind the Massachusetts and Obama healthcare reforms tells us about the purpose and uses of public finance economics, and explains how Romneycare and Obamacare are both different and alike.